Funding officially announced for new Aboriginal Family Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay – The Telegram

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Funding officially announced for new Aboriginal Family Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay – The Telegram

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 202050 Views

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. —

Officials from the federal and provincial governments were on hand in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on July 30 to officially announce the funding for the new Aboriginal Family Centre building in the Labrador town.

Premier Dwight Ball, who is also the minister of Labrador Affairs, and Labrador Member of Parliament Yvonne Jones announced over $1.5 million in funding from the province and the feds.

The federal government is kicking in more than $1.2 million and the province is adding $405,000 towards demolishing and replacing the building that was shut down in 2018 due to mould issues. The Labrador Friendship Centre will also benefit from a $113,000 tax rebate.

“Our government is proud to support the construction of a new Aboriginal Family Centre for residents in Upper Lake Melville,” Ball said in a press release from the province on July 30. “The programming and services provided to children are vital to their development during the early learning years. The support that parents and caregivers receive for their children is immeasurable.”

Read More: https://www.thetelegram.com/news/local/funding-officially-announced-for-new-aboriginal-family-centre-in-happy-valley-goose-bay-481556/

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